PDP's will be awarded for participation in this seminar
Friday, June 25, 2004 12:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Sponsored by Minute Man National
“Children possess an unestimated sensibility to whatever is deep or high,
in imagination or feeling, . . . .
It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilders them.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Preface to A Wonder Book, 1851
This two hour session for teachers will provide teachers with an opportunity
to explore and discuss proven and potential ways to incorporate Hawthorne into
today’s secondary school literature and history instruction and make Hawthorne
relevant to students in the 21st century.
PANEL – “How to Make Hawthorne Relevant to Today’s Students”
1. To gain insight into Nathaniel Hawthorne's role in the creation of American
2. To appreciate Hawthorne's unique contributions to American [world] Literature
3. To explore and examine some of the principles that guided Hawthorne's life
4. To identify aspects of Hawthorne's writings that are relevant to 21st century
secondary school students
5. To exchange ideas and techniques for teaching Hawthorne to students
June 25, 2004 TWICE TOLD TALES (1837)
“Young Goodman Brown”(1846)*
"The Ambitious Guest"(1842)
"Earth's Holocaust" (1846)
"Egotism; or, The Bosom Serpent" (1846)
"The Artist of the Beautiful" (1846)*
"The Celestial Railroad" (1846)
"Rappaccini's Daughter" (1846)*
THE SNOW IMAGE, AND OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES (1852)
"The Canterbury Pilgrims" (1852)
"The Devil in Manuscript" (1852)
"Ethan Brand" (1852)
"The Great Stone Face" (1852)
“The Custom-House” Introductory to The Scarlet Letter*
All of these short stories may be found in Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tales and
Sketches, The Library of America Series. New York: Literary Classics of
the United States, Inc., 1982. ISBN: 0-940450-03-8
Hoeltje, Hubert H. Inward Sky: The Mind And Heart of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1962. Chapters 6-7, 9, 12-13.
Mellow, James R. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times. Baltimore: The
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8018-5900-X.
Myerson, Joel Selected Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Columbus: The
Ohio State University Press. 2003. ISBN: 8142-5093-9.
Reynolds, Larry Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne. New York:
Oxford University Press. 2001. ISBN: 0-19-512414-6.